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NEWS | IHCL launches 2nd Thai Pavilion in India


Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has launched its second Thai Pavilion in India at Vivanta by Taj – Begumpet, Hyderabad. Having embarked on a journey in the early 1990s to offer guests the Thai experience, Chef Ananda Solomon introduced the Thai Pavilion to the country and established it as a ‘culinary destination’ for food connoisseurs from across the world. “I am proud that Vivanta by Taj – Begumpet will be home to the legendary Thai Pavilion.

NEWS | Hotels in Bengaluru to set-up biofuel units: BBMP


Rajneesh Goel, Commissioner, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) instructed members of the Bruhat Bangalore Hotels Association that they must implement the ban of plastic and segregate garbage at source. At a meeting on September 5, 2012 with hoteliers, Goel said their association must come up with a list of 100 hotels in the city,

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1st South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference

Following the 2011 Edition held in Santiago, Chile, and attended by over 450 participants from 20 countries around the world, this new SAHIC will be once again the "perfect place" to promote investment opportunities in the hotel and real estate-related business in the region.

NEWS | Economy Hotels World Asia 2012

Budget & Economy Hotels Asia 2009Economy Hotels World Asia 2012 is the only dedicated economy hotel event focusing on boutique, economy and limited services in the hospitality sectors. It is a strategic conference that will discuss the latest developments, opportunities and operational best practices for economy hotel operators, developers and investors.

NEWS | Seatrade South America Cruise Convention 2012


Latest forecasts predict that the global cruise market will reach 20million cruises passengers in 2012 expanding to over 29million cruise passengers globally by 2022. Seatrade South America Cruise Convention 2012 - A Catalyst for development.

NEWS | FSTEC NexGen


EVENT FSTECDon’t miss out on the new FSTEC, the fresh, fun place for foodservice technology leaders to learn and connect. FSTEC NexGen rewrites the rules on the typical convention experience by providing a relaxed, interactive setting perfect for discussing the latest trends with peers and thought leaders. FSTEC is the industry’s

NEWS | Employee costs for hotels companies stagnant on weak business


With economic slowdown, which has convinced travellers travelling when it requires, a large number of hotels companies in the last three years has been refraining from increasing their employee expenditure and continue to maintain employee costs well within a certain limit. In the last three years, hotels companies such as Oriental Hotels, Kamat Hotels,

NEWS | Hotel Leelaventure plans five new properties


Hospitality chain Hotel Leelaventure is considering to open five new properties to strengthen its presence across the country. The company, which currently has seven hotels across India, is considering new properties at Agra, Ashtamudi, Jaipur, Bangalore and Noida. Besides, its 326-room new property in Chennai is expected to be completed by the third quarter of the current financial year. In an investor presentation,

NEWS | Fraser Residence Shanghai undergoes refurbishment


Fraser Residence Shanghai of Fraser Hospitality Pte Ltd is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment as part of the company’s global asset enhancement programme. The property is scheduled to re-open in October 2012.

NEWS | Aloft San Francisco Airport Crowns to open next week


Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, is set to open the 253-room Aloft San Francisco Airport Crowns, next week, following an extensive, 14-month transformation of a onetime Clarion property. Aloft SFO’s strategic location, along with proximity to mass-transit options into San